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Approval of copper paints in the Baltic Sea

27 June 2011

The Swedish Chemicals Agency has decided to approve an anti-fouling paint designed for pleasure boats on the east coast, from Örskär to the Norwegian border.

This decision was made because the company in its environmental assessment of the product showed that the use is acceptable even in view of the particular sensitivity of the Baltic. The product is a relatively low-leaching colour with 8.5 per cent copper (I) oxide as an active substance.

Read more about anti-fouling paints, including a list of approved products.

From the glossary
  • Antifouling products -

    Chemical products preventing growth of aquatic organisms on vessels and ships.

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